come fly with me

There was some interest at the mention of Bristol Balloon Fiesta on yesterday’s post. For those who dont then here’s some blurb from the website

The Fiesta is a world-class hot air ballooning festival and one of the UK’s top five outdoor events.

Held in the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the edge of Bristol, it is a hugely popular free event. Around half a million people from across the country and beyond flock to Bristol for the Fiesta over four days each August.

Founded in 1979, it has become an icon for Bristol, as synonymous with the city as Brunel’s Suspension Bridge.

Estimated to boost the local economy to the tune of Β£10 million each year, it is run by a not-for-profit organisation.

I missed last years but have been a couple of times in the past and it has never disssapointed. This year the fiesta runs from 11-14th August and I hope to go along for at least one of the night glows!

(Anyone else planning to be there, maybe we could meet up?)

Early morning launch, when I was a child the balloons used a playing field 2 seconds from my house to land in. Waking up hearing a balloon roaring over your house and racing down the road in your night clothes are a memory that I will always cherish.

Night Glow! It’s far more…impressive in person!

(image source)

Have you been before?

Planning to come this year?

Want to hang out?

13 comments for “come fly with me

  1. I went years ago when I was a kid but I must admit I have not been back since. Its a great event though I love seeing the balloons across Bristol xx

  2. Wow, very cool! I’d love to go to this one day πŸ™‚

  3. it looks like an amazing spectacle! How cool.

  4. Never heard of this before but it sounds awesome! πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. Those pictures are beautiful.

  6. Wow, the night glow looks brilliant! I’ve only ever been in a hot air balloon once and that was only for a few seconds while it just hovered above ground, but it was fun. I’d love to go, but I don’t think I’ll be there this year. Maybe next year? xxx

  7. I think Hot Air Balloons are really romantic; you are so lucky you get to go. πŸ™‚

    The Cat Hag

  8. Wow, I wish we have fairs like that, so cool! Glad you had a good time.

  9. Wow that looks amazing!
    i’ve always wanted to go in a hot air balloon πŸ™‚

    ellie oxoxox

  10. Anonymous

    Wow, I’d love to go there sometime. It looks great.

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  12. WOWOWOWOW this looks amazing. I love balloons and I’d kill to go up in one, wish I could go.